Carrie Kahn http://kgou.org en A Mystery For Millennia, This Ancient Pyramid May Crumble Soon http://kgou.org/post/mystery-millennia-ancient-pyramid-may-crumble-soon Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>One of the largest pyramids in the world is in trouble: Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun. It's located just outside Mexico City and is a popular tourist attraction. A local physicist says part of the 2,000 year old structure appears to be drying out and local news headlines have spread fear that the revered ruins are in danger of collapsing. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 26756 at http://kgou.org Tijuana's New Breed Of Entrepreneurs Create Technical Businesses http://kgou.org/post/tijuanas-new-breed-entrepreneurs-create-technical-businesses Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. Tijuana, Mexico stands so close to the U.S. border, the city practically leans on the fence. We drove through the city with NPR's Carrie Kahn.<p>CARRIE KAHN, BYLINE: This is the original border fence. That's all there was. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:18:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 26111 at http://kgou.org In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices http://kgou.org/post/mexico-and-us-lime-lovers-feel-squeezed-high-prices Has the price of your margarita cocktail shot up? Guacamole more expensive? Blame it on limes.<p>About 98 percent of limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico. But our neighbors to the south are feeling seriously squeezed by a shortage of the beloved citrus fruit.<p>At a Mexico City outdoor market, vendor Alberto Reyes Stanislao tries to entice passersby to buy his limes with sweet talk and coaxing. But with limes going for 50 pesos a kilo — about $1.75 a pound, or three times the normal price — his sales have plummeted 50 percent. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:22:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 25941 at http://kgou.org In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices Drug Cartel Boss Dies A Second Time http://kgou.org/post/drug-cartel-boss-dies-second-time Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>In Mexico, the government says security forces have scored another victory against a powerful cartel. It's the second such announcement in two weeks. Marines gunned down the leader of the notorious and quasi-religious Knights Templar drug gang. It happens that authorities first reported the death of this very drug lord more than three years ago. This time, however, the government says it's 100 percent certain they got the right man. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 24870 at http://kgou.org Mexican Judges Rule 'El Chapo' Will Stand Trial In Mexico First http://kgou.org/post/mexican-judges-rule-el-chapo-will-stand-trial-mexico-first The arrest of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman is a coup for Mexican authorities. Now comes the tussle over where he will be tried. He's wanted in at least seven U.S. federal districts. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:17:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 24047 at http://kgou.org Ruthless Mexican Drug Trafficker Was A Robin Hood In Home State http://kgou.org/post/was-mexicos-most-wanted-butcher-or-robin-hood Drug cartel leader Joaquin Guzman, known as "El Chapo," was formally charged on Monday with violating drug trafficking laws in Mexico. While officials celebrate his capture, many in his home state of Sinaloa — who viewed the kingpin as a helper of the poor and a keeper of the peace — are not as pleased.<p>Guzman got his nickname "Chapo" because of his short, stocky stature — he's only 5 foot 6. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:20:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 23938 at http://kgou.org Ruthless Mexican Drug Trafficker Was A Robin Hood In Home State Authorities Finally Nab Mexico's No. 1 Drug Kingpin http://kgou.org/post/authorities-finally-nab-mexicos-no-1-drug-kingpin Joaquin Guzman known as "El Chapo," was arrested in an early Saturday morning raid in the Pacific beach resort of Mazatlan. Multiple U.S. agencies provided intelligence that helped take down Guzman. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:05:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 23886 at http://kgou.org In Mexico, Obama Pressed On Immigration, Keystone XL Pipeline http://kgou.org/post/mexico-obama-pressed-immigration-keystone-xl-pipeline President Obama met on Wednesday with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts about increasing trade and commerce among the three countries. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:18:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 23636 at http://kgou.org Trade Issues Expected To Dominate Obama's Trip To Mexico http://kgou.org/post/trade-issues-expected-dominate-obamas-trip-mexico Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>On a Wednesday it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>And I'm Renee Montagne. President Obama arrives in Mexico today to meet with Mexico's president and Canada's prime minister. It's been dubbed the meeting of the Three Amigos. The one day summit of North America's leaders will focus on trade and commerce, but also on the agenda: security, energy, border issues and immigration. NPR's Carrie Kahn is in Toluca near Mexico City, where the summit begins later today. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:58:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 23548 at http://kgou.org Tijuana Prisoner: I Was Forced To Dig Drug Tunnel To San Diego http://kgou.org/post/prisoner-i-was-forced-dig-tijuana-san-diego More than 75 drug-smuggling tunnels have been discovered under the U.S.-Mexico border in just the past six years, and one of the more intriguing cases involves 17 Mexican men who claim they were kidnapped and forced to carry out the work for months before Mexican authorities found them.<p>There's always been some mystery surrounding tunnels. Diggers were thought to be well-paid cartel loyalists or, as urban legend goes, laborers killed soon after the tunnel's completion to ensure its secrecy.<p>I met one of those 17 men who say they were kidnapped and forced to dig a tunnel last year. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 08:21:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 22663 at http://kgou.org Tijuana Prisoner: I Was Forced To Dig Drug Tunnel To San Diego